It’s a snow day today!! Well technically it’s a Freeze Day. They called school because the temperatures are too dangerously FRIGID!! That’s a first for me. Why back in my day, when we had to walk to school barefoot in ten feet of snow, they NEVER called school cause it was a little nippy outside. Where have all the tough people gone??? And don’t they know I cherish the 8-3:30 moments of my day when I am all alone in the solitude?? Oh well…may I introduce you to myself the Superhero Referee Mom? Settling all sibling disputes with with a fair mind and gentle hand?? Is it just me or do kids fight more in the winter time? Hmmmm
Okay so I got Valentine Door hanger done, the top anyway:
Maybe I will do a little tute on it in the next couple days if anyone wants to make one for their front door =)
Also I FINALLY started Rachels Calendar Quilt Challenge! (click on side bar image for a visit!)
I am using ONLY scraps from the scrap bins for this one, even the sashing and borders. What a great way to clear all that stuff out!! I went with the strips cut at whatever size chunk I wanted by 12. After I get 3 months together I will square the edges to 10 or 11.
Now most of the gals participating were probably smart and have been doing a strip a day. Me?? Not so much. So I used an idea that was on the challenge blog and printed a Calander page so I could write down what was happening that day, and then when I actually get to picking and sewing strips I can choose something that represents that day. While recording the days, I suddenly realized that my life is seriously lacking in excitment! hehehe
Then I dug in. Man what a happy mess you can make going through your scraps! This is just a tiny portion of the scraps that I have been unable to throw away over the last year!! When we moved last year I dumped 3 bins in the dumpster!!! Oh us crazy quilters, why must we horde so?
Here is my Calendar quilt so far:
Don’t be alarmed by all the blues, I am not depressed hehehe, it’s just that it has been SO cold and snowy. I put a plain white piece on Jan 1st to represent a BRAND NEW year with a blank slate ready to be filled with laughing, loving, and quilting.
So this is going to be fun. I really enjoyed doing it!
Well I hear a dispute upstairs that calls for Superhero Referee Mom!!